HOWTO make a protein sculpture

 Work Slideshowgallery Bilder 02-Gfp Artist Julian Voss-Andreae sculpts magnificent representations of protein molecules out of wood, metal, and other materials. He's also written a HOWTO on making your own protein sculptures from the datasets for three-dimensional structures of biological macromolecules freely available from the Protein Data Bank. Voss-Andreae, who did graduate research in quantum physics, wrote a software program, Mitre, that converts the protein data into cutting instructions. (Seen here, Green Fluorescent Protein, 2004, Steel with process marks, height 5'6")
Link to artist page, Link to "Make Your Own Protein Sculpture" PDF (via easternblot.net)